Historical Events for Year 1929

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Jan 1st - 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)
Jan 2nd - US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
Jan 3rd - 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres
Jan 3rd - Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century
Jan 5th - Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
Jan 6th - Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
Jan 6th - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.
Jan 7th - "Buck Rogers", 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
Jan 7th - "Tarzan", one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
Jan 8th - 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
Jan 8th - CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
Jan 9th - Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
Jan 9th - KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
Jan 10th - Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC
Jan 12th - Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
Catholic Missionary Mother TeresaCatholic Missionary Mother Teresa Jan 13th - Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
Jan 14th - Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
Jan 17th - Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
Jan 18th - "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
Jan 18th - Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
Jan 19th - Acadia National Park, Maine established
Jan 19th - Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
Jan 20th - 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
Jan 21st - Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
Jan 25th - Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
Jan 26th - Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
Jan 28th - 22nd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Louise Bickerton (6-1, 5-7, 6-2)
Jan 28th - 22nd Men's Australian Championships: Colin Gregory beats Richard Schlesinger (6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5)
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman Jan 29th - Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
Jan 31st - Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin
Jan 31st - Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
Feb 1st - 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
Feb 1st - "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st sound film to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picure 1930)
Feb 3rd - Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
Feb 4th - Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
Feb 5th - Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
Feb 6th - Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
Feb 8th - KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
Feb 9th - USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
Feb 10th - Bishop Stephen Alencastre dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky Feb 11th - Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in NYC
Feb 11th - Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
Feb 12th - Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
Feb 13th - Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
Feb 13th - Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow
Feb 14th - St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders
Feb 16th - KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
Feb 18th - The first Academy Awards are announced.
Feb 19th - Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
Feb 20th - American Samoa organizes as territory of US
Feb 20th - Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
Feb 26th - US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge Feb 27th - Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
Feb 28th - Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
Mar 2nd - Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
Mar 2nd - Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
Mar 4th - Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP
Mar 4th - Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President
Mar 6th - Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
Mar 8th - US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
Mar 9th - Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris
Mar 13th - Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century
Mar 16th - WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
Mar 17th - General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
Mar 17th - Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover Mar 18th - Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
Mar 22nd - KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
Mar 22nd - USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
Mar 22nd - 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
Mar 23rd - 1st telephone installed in White House
Mar 27th - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
Mar 27th - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
Mar 28th - Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
Mar 29th - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
Apr 1st - Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
Apr 1st - Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
Apr 1st - Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
Apr 1st - Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
Apr 1st - Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate
Apr 3rd - Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
Apr 3rd - RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
Apr 4th - "New Moon" musical opens in London
Apr 4th - 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
Apr 5th - Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat SinghIndian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh Apr 8th - Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
Apr 11th - KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
Apr 11th - Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
Apr 16th - Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
Apr 16th - NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
Apr 18th - Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
Apr 19th - 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
Apr 24th - 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
Apr 24th - Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
Apr 26th - 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
Apr 30th - Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
May 1st - Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds
May 1st - Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
May 1st - Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin
Jazz Musician Billie HolidayJazz Musician Billie Holiday May 2nd - Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem
May 3rd - Prussia bans anti-fascists
May 4th - Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
May 6th - AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
May 6th - NY to SF footrace begins
May 8th - Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
May 8th - NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0
May 9th - WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
May 10th - 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6
May 10th - 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane
May 11th - 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
May 11th - Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen May 12th - Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
May 15th - Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
May 16th - 1st Academy Awards - "Wings", Emil Jennings & Janet Gaynor wins
May 18th - 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
May 18th - Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
May 19th - Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium crushes 2 people to death
May 19th - General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government
May 21st - Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
May 21st - Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris
May 24th - Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
May 27th - 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek May 28th - 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
May 31st - Atlantic City Convention Center opens
Jun 3rd - 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
Jun 3rd - Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
Jun 3rd - 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)
Jun 3rd - 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)
Jun 4th - George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
Jun 5th - Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
Jun 7th - Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George EastmanFounder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman Jun 7th - Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
Jun 8th - 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
Jun 8th - Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
Jun 9th - Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
Jun 14th - Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
Jun 15th - 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch
Jun 16th - Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
Jun 22nd - Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
Jun 25th - President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
Jun 26th - ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
Jun 27th - 1st color TV demo (NYC)
Jun 27th - President Paul Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
Jun 29th - 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
Jun 29th - 31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt
Jun 29th - Mexico & Vatican sign Concord
Golfer Bobby JonesGolfer Bobby Jones Jun 30th - 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY
Jul 1st - US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
Jul 1st - US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
Jul 3rd - Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber

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